CITI Program IRB Training 

All required training is provided as a web-based tutorial offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program). After finishing the required courses, please keep a copy of each training certificate for your records as the IRB does not keep copies of the certificates.

Go to www.citiprogram.org and click on the "Register" button located in the blue log in box to the right of the home page. Please follow the instructions below to register. It is important to read and follow these instructions in order to have the correct courses assigned to you and to receive credit for the courses.

Step 1: Under “Participating Institutions,” please select “University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center” in order to view our courses.

Step 2: Enter your first and last name along with your email address.

  • Please enter your name here as it appears in Human Resource records. We recommend using your full name in order to avoid a delay in verifying your training.
  • Please enter your institutional email address as your preferred address for training verification purposes in eIRB. 
  • This email address will also be used to complete the registration process. While not required, we encourage entering a secondary email address. It will assist in the recovery of your account if you forget your username or password and no longer have access to your primary email address. 
  • If you forget and use a personal email address to register, you may later update it by doing the following: After logging into your CITI Program profile, click on the link “My Profiles” which is located at the top of your profile page. Then click the link “Change my email address.” Once you have done this, you can change your primary email address and then click “Update.”

Step 3: Choose a user name and password for your account. We recommend that you use your UT Southwestern MedNet (User) ID. Please follow the on-screen instructions for the expected parameters of each field. Passwords are case sensitive.

During this step you will also select and answer a security question. This question will be used to assist in the recovery of your account if you have forgotten your username or password. Please select a question that is applicable to you and you can comfortably answer for the tech support team.

Step 4: Collects demographic information. All information provided is voluntary. Use the blue information question marks for more information on specific categories.

Step 5: Professionals seeking credit for CITI Program courses can make their selection for continuing education credits during this step. (Please note that there is a fee to receive Continuing Education credits). This is also where you can let CITI Program know your interest in participating in research surveys at a later date.

Step 6: Questions are institution-specific. Following are the questions for which UTSW requires an answer:

  • Institutional email address
  • Gender
  • Department
  • Role in research
  • Office phone
  • Job title
  • Mail code
  • Date of birth

UTSW also requests that you provide your person number if you are employed by UTSW or an affiliated institution. (See instructions in FAQs to find your Person Number.)

Step 7: The questions in this section enroll you in specific CITI Program courses. For IRB Training, please select “Group I: IRB Protocol Training.” When asked if Conflict of Interest (COI) training is required, please indicate “Yes” as this is a required course.

Your learner account registration is now complete. You will receive an account validation email to the address provided in Step 3. After validating your account through your email address you will be able to access the Main Menu of your account.

Click on the course name to begin the course.

To sign in again later:

1. Go to: www.citiprogram.org
2. Enter your user name and password and the main menu will open.
3. If the IRB’s training courses were not selected during the registration process, please select “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups.” The following questions appear on the page that opens:

  • Question 1 asks that the group appropriate to your research activities be selected. The answer should be “Group 1: IRB Protocol Training.” 
  • Question 2 asks, “Do you need to complete the UT Southwestern Medical Center Conflict of Interest (COI) course?” The answer to this question is “Yes,” since this is also a required course.

4. After selecting “Submit,” all four courses should appear on the main menu: Conflict of Interest (COI) Training, GCP Course, Human Subject Protection Course, and Research HIPAA.

If you registered with CITI Program while at another institution, please log in and select “Click here to affiliate with another institution.” Select “University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.”
Please answer the following questions:

  • Institutional email address
  • Gender
  • Department
  • Role in research
  • Office phone
  • Job title
  • Mail code
  • Date of birth

UTSW also requests that you provide your person number if you are employed by UTSW or an affiliated institution. (See instructions in the FAQs to find your Person Number).

Additionally, in order for your new training to automatically import in eIRB, click on the link “My Profiles,” which is located at the top of the Main Menu. Select “Change my email address” to change your primary email address to your new institutional email address and then click on “Update.”